11 Day Surfing & Hill Country Tour
DAY 1 – ARRIVAL / AIRPORT / NEGOMBO
Arrival by flight. Meet and greet at Colombo airport and then proceed to Negombo and check-in to the hotel for overnight stay. This is the first night of your amazing surfing and hill country tour.
DAY 2 – NEGOMBO / ARUGAM BAY
After breakfast, proceed to Arugam Bay. Have lunch on route. Afterwards, continue to Arugam Bay. In the evening check-in to your hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
DAY 3 TO 7 – SURFING IN ARUGAM BAY
Breakfast in hotel. Surfing in Arugam bay. Dinner and overnight stay at hotel in Arugam Bay
DAY 8 – ARUGAM BAY / NUWARA ELIYA
After breakfast, proceed to Nuwara Eliya. Have lunch. Afterwards, continue to Nuwara Eliya.
Check-in to the hotel. Evening take a walk in the cool fresh breeze of the Hill Country and through the Bazaar.
Finally, return to your Hotel for dinner and overnight stay at hotel.
DAY 9 – NUWARA ELIYA / KANDY SIGHTSEEING
After breakfast, proceed to Kandy. Enroute visit the Tea Factory and have Freshly Brewed Famous Ceylon Tea. Afterwards, continue to Kandy and check-in to your hotel. Open luncheon. Afterwards, visit the Sacred Temple of the Tooth Relic of Lord Buddha. Evening see a Cultural Show of Folk Lore and Kandyan dances. Late evening return to the hotel for dinner & overnight stay.
DAY 10 – KANDY / PINNAWALA ELEPHANT ORPHANAGE / COLOMBO
After breakfast, shopping in Kandy for Souvenirs, Gems, Batiks, Handicrafts, curios, Silver, Brass wares and Garments. Thereafter visit the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage and see the bathing of Baby Elephants.
Lunch at Pinnalanda Restaurant overlooking the Scenic River. After lunch, see the feeding of the Orphaned baby Elephants. Thereafter, proceed to Colombo and heck-in to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
DAY 11 – COLOMBO SIGHTSEEING / AIRPORT / DEPARTURE
After breakfast, commence sightseeing of the city of Colombo. Thereafter proceed through Airport expressway to Airport for the departure flight.
COME SURFING IN ARUGAM BAY
ARUGAM BAY is situated in the Indian Ocean located in the dry zone of Sri Lanka’s South-East coast. The Bay is 320 km East of Colombo. It is a popular surfing and tourist destination. Arugam Bay is among the top ten surf points in the world. Situated on the South East side of Sri Lanka., The best time of the year is between May and November when the predominant wind is offshore for at least the first half of the day. Due to its location and southerly swell direction, the area is dominated by right hand point breaks. There is a beach break in front of the hotel which can be fun for body surfing or for beginners but that’s about it. Three of the point breaks “The Point”, “Pottuvil Point” and “Crocodile Rock” are within an hour from the Hotel. There are several other points that are within an hour’s ride or can be accessed by boat. The hotel staff will be happy to help plan Surf trips also to some of the lessor known breaks.
This is the main break at Arugam bay. The point is a long right-hand point/reef break that breaks at the headland in front of Arugam bay. It is also the best swell magnet of all the points and one can be very sure that the Point will be a couple of feet bigger than any of the other breaks. It breaks from anything between 2 and 6 feet but tends to max out after 6 feet. Due to its location, on a good day, it provides a clean rideble wall that will barrel in the sections and give a 400-meter ride right through to the inside. When one rides all the way through, the best option is to paddle a few yards to the beach and walk back to the entry point (booties are advisable as the reef starts from ankle depth). There is also a cafe run by some of the locals that provides a great vantage point to watch the action and take in refreshments to stock up on energy for the next session.